This award was bestowed in recognition of his work for the representation of cooperatives in industry and services in Europe. During the Board of Directors of CECOP, on November 23, it was handed over by the President of the National Auditing Union of Worker Cooperatives in Poland (NAUWC), Janusz Paszkowski.

The President of CICOPA and Vice-President of CECOP, Manuel Mariscal, also received this medal along with the Secretary General of CECOP, Bruno Roelants.